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PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide

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ISBN-10: 1118093917

ISBN-13: 9781118093917

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Kim Heldman, Vanina Mangano

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Organized by exam objectives, this is a focused, concise review guide that works hand-in-hand with any learning tool, including the Sybex PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 6th Edition (9781118083215). The book is organized around the five domain areas of the PMP exam: * Initiating the Project * Planning the Project * Executing the Project * Monitoring and Controlling the Project * Closing the Project It will also include an interactive CD, including the Sybex test engine with two Bonus Practice Tests, Electronic Flashcards, and searchable Database of Key Terms in PDF format.
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210

Al Smith, Jr. PMI-ACP, Lean/6 Sigma Black Belt, CRISC, SCJP, CFT. In addition to being an instructor, Al is a highly experienced IT professional with REAL WORLD experience developing and supporting successful projects for companies such as a GE Healthcare as a Sr. SOA Engineer, Costco Wholesale as an Enterprise Architect consultant, IBM Global as an Implementation Consultant, CalAmp as a Director of Engineering and providing Java/JEE consulting for the Office of Naval Research, SPAWAR and General Dynamics. He is consistently recognized for using Lean, Agile and Six Sigma to improve IT organizations effectiveness and efficiency. Having served in the US Army, Al is comfortable with being a compassionate leader while maintaining uncompromising standards of performance. By leveraging skills as an Agile/Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt he has the experience necessary to execute on value-driven initiatives while driving quality, optimizing value streams and mentoring high performance teams to increase the bottom line.Vanina Mangano PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, ITIL, Project+, is a subject matter expert in project management, risk management, and strategic management. Over the past ten years, Vanina has worked with several global technology companies as a senior contributor and leader and is currently overseeing a project management office (PMO) at Microsoft. As part of her contributions to the community, Vanina volunteers through PMI, currently serving as a core committee member of the PMBOK Guide, 5th edition update project. Vanina holds a dual bachelors degree from the University of California, Riverside, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), and CompTIA Project+. She is the author of the PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, PMI Risk Management Professional Exam Study Guide, and other project management related books and articles.

Introduction
Project Foundation
Defining a Project
Project Characteristics
Operations
Progressive Elaboration
Stakeholders
Defining Project Management
Project Management
Programs
Portfolios
Project Management Office
Identifying Project Management Skills
Understanding Organizational Structures
Functional Organizations
Projectized Organizations
Matrix Organizations
Understanding the Project Environment
Understanding Project Life Cycles and Project Management Processes
Project Phases and Project Life Cycles
Project Management Process Groups
Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle
Recognizing Professional and Social Responsibility
Upholding Individual Integrity
Advancing the Industry
Review Questions
Answers to Review Questions
Initiating the Project
Understanding the Project Management Knowledge Areas
Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Project Time Management
Project Cost Management
Project Quality Management
Project Human Resource Management
Project Communications Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
Performing a Project Assessment
Initiating a Project
Selecting a Project
Defining the High-Level Project Scope
Identifying High-Level Risks, Assumptions, and Constraints
Developing the Project Charter
Inputs of the Develop Project Charter Process
Tools and Techniques of the Develop Project Charter Process
Outputs of the Develop Project Charter Process
Obtaining Project Charter Approval
Performing Key Shareholder Analysis
Inputs of the Identify Stakeholders Process
Tools and Techniques of the Identify Stakeholders Process
Outputs of the Identify Stakeholders Process
Bringing the Processes Together
Review Questions
Answers to Review Questions
Planning the Project
Assessing the Requirements
Inputs of Collect Requirements
Tools and Techniques of Collect Requirements
Outputs of Collect Requirements
Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
Understand the Scope Management Plan
Define Scope
Create WBS
Developing a Cost Management Plan
Understand the Cost Management Plan
Estimate Costs
Determine Budget
Developing a Project Schedule
Understand Schedule Management Plan
Define Activities
Sequence Activities
Estimate Activity Resources
Estimate Activity Durations
Develop Schedule
Developing a Human Resource Plan
Inputs of Develop Human Resource Plan
Tools and Techniques of Develop Human Resource Plan
Outputs of Develop Human Resource Plan
Developing a Communications Management Plan
Inputs of Plan Communications
Tools and Techniques of Plan Communications
Outputs of Plan Communications
Developing a Procurement Management Plan
Inputs of Plan Procurements
Tools and Techniques of Plan Procurements
Outputs of Plan Procurements
Developing a Quality Management Plan
Inputs of Plan Quality
Tools and Techniques of Plan Quality
Outputs of Plan Quality
Developing a Change Management Plan
Developing a Risk Management Plan
Plan Risk Management
Identify Risks
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Plan Risk Responses
Inputs of Plan Risk Responses
Tools and Techniques of Plan Risk Responses
Outputs of Plan Risk Responses
Obtaining Project Management Plan Approval
Conducting a Kickoff Meeting
Meeting Attendees
Meeting Topics
Bringing the Processes Together
Project Scope Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Time Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Cost Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Quality Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Human Resource Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Communications Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Risk Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area Review
Review Questions
Answers to Review Questions
Executing the Project
Obtaining and Managing Resources
Acquire Project Team
Conduct Procurements
Maximizing Team Performance
Develop Project Team
Manage Project Team
Executing the Project Management Plan
Direct and Manage Project Execution
Distribute Information
Manage Stakeholder Expectations
Implementing Approved Changes
Implementing the Quality Management Plan
Inputs of Perform Quality Assurance
Tools and Techniques of Perform Quality Assurance
Outputs of Perform Quality Assurance
Implementing the Risk Management Plan
Bringing the Processes Together
Project Integration Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Quality Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Human Resource Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Communications Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area Review
Review Questions
Answers to Review Questions
Monitoring and Controlling the Project
Measuring Project Performance
Monitor and Control Project Work
Administer Procurements
Managing Changes to the Project Scope, Schedule, and Costs
Verify Scope
Control Scope
Control Schedule
Control Costs
Ensuring Adherence to Quality Standards
Perform Quality Control
Updating the Risk Register
Monitor and Control Risks
Assessing Corrective Actions
Perform Integrated Change Control
Communicating Project Status
Report Performance
Bringing the Processes Together
Project Integration Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Scope Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Time Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Cost Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Quality Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Communications Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Risk Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area Review
Review Questions
Answers to Review Questions
Closing the Project
Obtaining Final Acceptance
Close Project or Phase
Close Procurements
Transferring Ownership
Obtaining Financial, Legal, and Administrative Closure
Formal Project Endings
Trends
Administrative Closure
Distributing the Final Project Report
Collating Lessons Learned
Archiving Project Documents
Measuring Customer Satisfaction
Bringing the Processes Together
Project Integration Management Knowledge Area Review
Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area Review
Review Questions
Answers to Review Questions
Appendix About the Companion CD
What You'll Find on the CD
Sybex Test Engine
Electronic Flashcards
PDF of Glossary of Terms
Adobe Reader
System Requirements
Using the CD
Troubleshooting
Customer Care
Index